An ESPN.com article via the Associated Press reports that Florida International University's Dominique Ferguson will declare for this year's NBA Draft. It appears as though the dismissal of Isiah Thomas from the head coaching position as well as the trouble he's encountered while trying to transfer to other programs were the main reasons for his decision.
"I wanted to play for Isiah Thomas," Ferguson told the media, later adding: "After much discussion with my family and support base we have decided to hire an agent and attempt to play professionally in the states or overseas."
Ferguson is neither listed among the 60 projected selections in the current mock draft nor the top 100 prospects on DraftExpress. His decision was first reported by Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports.